Amor y Amargo

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87 Very Good

This tiny bar, whose Spanish name translates to “Love and Bitters,” is just that: an adoring homage to that herbal brew that is too often overlooked.

443 E. 6th St., New York, NY, 10009


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The lowdown

This former sandwich-shop space was transformed into an old-school tasting room with wine-colored walls, dark damask wallpaper, and shelves lined with bartending paraphernalia and Bittermens bitters. For the bitters virgin, the bartender might suggest the Sharpie Mustache, with rye, whiskey, gin, and tiki bitters; for the seasoned vet, maybe a sling of Second Sip, a dizzying concoction of scotch, homemade sweet vermouth, port, fernet, and bitters. Better than the drinks themselves might even be watching the pros work their magic while zesting citrus peels right on the bar (which seats eight, with five at the back rail, so get there early to snag a stool) or mixing drinks in glasses you might find at a soda fountain. The kitchen serves an abbreviated menu of Latin-flavored bites.

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